CANDLER PARK — Charlotte Nelson, the beloved head chef of Fox. Bros. Bar-B-Q, has died.
Ms. Nelson, 37, passed away Saturday night, a little more than two months after discovering she had stage four inflammatory breast cancer.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Her friends and family had planned a fundraiser Feb. 26, and that will continue as a celebration of her life, a Fox Bros. spokeswoman told East Atlanta Patch Monday.
That event, Charlotte’s Web…Cancer Touches Us All, is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the SweetWater Brewery, 195 Ottley Drive NE.
Born in Fresno, Calif., June 21, 1975, Ms. Nelson had a longstanding love for cooking and graduated from Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Ore.
After graduation she moved to Atlanta and worked at Canoe for Gary Mennie and co-opened Livingston with him.
She also worked at Atmosphere and Taurus, before joining Fox Bros. in 2009. She became head chef at Fox Bros. in 2011.